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The advanced avionics and electronics subteam is in charge of the flight computers of the rocket. The flight computers are programmed and armed to fire explosive charges to deploy the drogue and main parachute at apogee and a specified altitude, respectively. The flight computer used for the Experimental Sounding Rocket Competition is the Stratologger SL100. Another important responsibility of the avionics team is constructing the avionics housing bay. This is usually located at the aft end of the rocket. All electrical components in the avionics bay must by secured and all electrical connections must be double checked. Successful avionics preparation is essential to the successful recovery of the rocket, and therefore attention to detail is key.